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Karen E. Bender

Author, Professor, Editor; Known for short story collection "Refund"

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Karen E. Bender is the author of the short story collection "Refund," (Counterpoint Press 2015), which was on the shortlist for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize, and the novels "A Town of Empty Rooms," (Counterpoint Press, 2013) and Like Normal People (Houghton Mifflin, 2000). "Like Normal People" was a Los Angeles Times Bestseller, a selection of the Barnes and Noble Discovery program, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Writing about "A Town of Empty Rooms," reviewer S. Kirk Waslh said in the Boston Globe, "In the very best of fiction, an intimate, spiritual communion momentarily transpires between reader and author. In the case of Bender’s novel, these moments occur during these flawless passages of authentic longing and isolation. Like some of today’s best contemporary realistic authors, Bender skillfully excavates and animates the human fragilities and missteps of life, transporting the reader deeper into the narrative and the interior lives of her characters."

Her short stories have appeared in magazines including 'The New Yorker, Granta, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Story, The Kenyon Review, Guernica, Narrative, The Harvard Review and The Iowa Review'. Her fiction has been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South and The Pushcart Prize series and has been read as part of the "Selected Short" series at Symphony Space in New York.

She written nonfiction for The New York Times, Real Simple, O magazine and others.

Bender has taught fiction writing at the Writer's Voice program in New York, as well as the MFA programs at Antioch Los Angeles, Chatham University, Tunghai University in Taiwan, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University. She has received grants from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also co-editor of the nonfiction anthology Choice.

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Refund: Stories

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Karen E. Bender

Author, Professor, Editor; Known for short story collection "Refund"

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Karen E. Bender Biography

Karen E. Bender is the author of the short story collection "Refund," (Counterpoint Press 2015), which was on the shortlist for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize, and the novels "A Town of Empty Rooms," (Counterpoint Press, 2013) and Like Normal People (Houghton Mifflin, 2000). "Like Normal People" was a Los Angeles Times Bestseller, a selection of the Barnes and Noble Discovery program, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Writing about "A Town of Empty Rooms," reviewer S. Kirk Waslh said in the Boston Globe, "In the very best of fiction, an intimate, spiritual communion momentarily transpires between reader and author. In the case of Bender’s novel, these moments occur during these flawless passages of authentic longing and isolation. Like some of today’s best contemporary realistic authors, Bender skillfully excavates and animates the human fragilities and missteps of life, transporting the reader deeper into the narrative and the interior lives of her characters."

Her short stories have appeared in magazines including 'The New Yorker, Granta, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Story, The Kenyon Review, Guernica, Narrative, The Harvard Review and The Iowa Review'. Her fiction has been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South and The Pushcart Prize series and has been read as part of the "Selected Short" series at Symphony Space in New York.

She written nonfiction for The New York Times, Real Simple, O magazine and others.

Bender has taught fiction writing at the Writer's Voice program in New York, as well as the MFA programs at Antioch Los Angeles, Chatham University, Tunghai University in Taiwan, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University. She has received grants from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also co-editor of the nonfiction anthology Choice.

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    Booking fees for Karen E. Bender, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Karen E. Bender, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Karen E. Bender?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Karen E. Bender for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karen E. Bender for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Karen E. Bender or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Karen E. Bender or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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